Category: Publications

Paper in Languages (Chang & Kwon)

A paper entitled “The contributions of crosslinguistic influence and individual differences to nonnative speech perception” (Chang & Kwon, 2020) has been published in the “Exploring Cross-linguistic Effects and Phonetic Interactions in the Context of Bilingualism” special issue of Languages, guest-edited by Dr. Mark Amengual. Abstract: Perception of a nonnative language (L2) is known to be affected by crosslinguistic […]

Kpogo in International Journal of Bilingualism

Congratulations to third-year PhD student Felix Kpogo on the publication of his article “The influence of native English-speaking environment on Akan-English bilinguals’ production of English inter-dental fricatives” (with Virginia Gathercole) in the August 2020 issue of the International Journal of Bilingualism! Felix Kpogo & Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole: “The influence of native English-speaking environment on […]

Chapter in Oxford Handbook of Language Attrition

A review chapter entitled “Phonetic drift” (Chang, 2019) has been published in The Oxford Handbook of Language Attrition, edited by Profs. Monika Schmid and Barbara Köpke. Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of research on the phonetic changes that occur in one’s native language (L1) due to recent experience in another language (L2), a phenomenon known as […]

Paper on L3 tone perception in JASA

A paper entitled “Perception of nonnative tonal contrasts by Mandarin-English and English-Mandarin sequential bilinguals” (Chan & Chang, 2019) has been published in the August issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. This paper describes the L3 tone perception study presented at BUCLD 42, which was completed as part of the requirements for I Lei (Vicky) Chan’s […]

Paper on sustained phonetic drift in JPhon

A research article entitled “Language change and linguistic inquiry in a world of multicompetence: Sustained phonetic drift and its implications for behavioral linguistic research” (Chang, 2019) has been published in the “Plasticity of Native Phonetic and Phonological Domains in the Context of Bilingualism” special issue of Journal of Phonetics, guest-edited by Drs. Esther de Leeuw and Chiara […]

Chapter in Routledge Handbook of Phonetics

A review chapter entitled “The phonetics of second language learning and bilingualism” (Chang, 2019) has been published in The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics, edited by Profs. William Katz and Peter Assmann. Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of major theories and findings in the field of second language (L2) phonetics and phonology. Four main conceptual frameworks are […]

Paper on Chinese LexTALE in BUCLD 42 Proceedings

A paper entitled “LEXTALE_CH: A quick, character-based proficiency test for Mandarin Chinese” (Chan & Chang, 2018) has been published in the Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. This paper describes the development of the Mandarin proficiency test that was used for control purposes in the tone perception study presented at BUCLD 42. Abstract: Research […]

Paper on crosslinguistic speech perception in JPhon

A research article entitled “Perceptual attention as the locus of transfer to nonnative speech perception” (Chang, 2018) has been published in the May issue of Journal of Phonetics. Abstract: One’s native language (L1) is known to influence the development of a nonnative language (L2) at multiple levels, but the nature of L1 transfer to L2 perception remains […]

Paper on perceptual attrition in Language Learning

A research article entitled “Age effects in first language attrition: Speech perception by Korean-English bilinguals” (Ahn, Chang, DeKeyser & Lee-Ellis, 2017) has been published in the September issue of Language Learning. Abstract: This study investigated how bilinguals’ perception of their first language (L1) differs according to age of reduced contact with L1 after immersion in a second […]

Tone aptitude research in Psychology Today

Prof. Chang’s work with Dr. Anita Bowles and Valerie Karuzis on tone aptitude (Bowles, Chang & Karuzis, 2016) was featured on the “Life as a bilingual” blog in Psychology Today: Do Musicians Make Better Language Learners? by Aneta Pavlenko (July 5, 2017)